Personal Branding Blog

Personal Branding Blog

The Personal Branding Blog is part of the Small Business Trends Publisher Channel, offering branding and career advice from Dan Schawbel and his team of experts. The blog helps professionals build a powerful brand to remain competitive in the job market.


How to Deal With Lazy Employees

As the head of your small business, you know it's almost impossible to not deal with a lazy employee or employees at some point. So, what are the best ways of handling these lagging members of your team?


8 Things You Need On Your Desk

What's on your work desk? It could be cluttered with a lot of things you don't need. But don't go without having these staples -- not literal staples, though they're a good idea, too -- at the ready on or in your desk.


What Does Making a Bad Hire Really Cost?

What's the cost of a making a bad hiring decision? It's probably a lot more than you think. A new study from Career Builder aims to put a price on making a bad employment decision.


5 Ways to Tackle Scheduling Your Employees

When your help is coming in and leaving on a day-to-day basis is maybe one of the more important jobs you have as a small business owner. Here are 5 tips to help you make the best employee schedule possible.


Too Busy Doesn’t Equal Getting Lots Done

If you're a small business owner, being busy is part of the game. Being able to handle it -- namely, still getting work done despite being busy -- is key to your success.

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How to Avoid Desk Work Injuries in the Office

The more we become attached to our computers and mobile devices, we're becoming more attached to a bad posture and the increased likelihood of work-related injuries. How can you combat the possibility of suffering desk work injuries?


Getting Work Done: In Groups and Alone

At different times during the course of running your small business, you'll need to rely on your team. And then there are times when you need to buckle down and get a job done by yourself. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of working along and as part of a team.


A Workaholic’s Guide to Not Getting Burned Out

Small business owners certainly aren't afraid of work. In fact, they probably work too much. And too much work can lead to burn out. Here's how to prevent what could be a condition that affects not only your business, but your overall health.

Looking for templates, checklists or guides? The Small Business Resource Center has them!